Regional Differences in Perceived Corruption among Ukrainian Firms

Item Type Journal paper

This paper investigates regional differences in the perception of corruption and informal practices among Ukrainian firms. Using two different data sets from Ukraine we show that perceived corruption differs significantly across regions, even when taking into account the size, industry, workforce composition, and other characteristics of the firms based on propensity score matching. In particular, perceived corruption is highest in the eastern areas and lowest in the western region, which points to distinct business practices that may be rooted in the different political, cultural, and historical development of Ukrainian regions.

Authors Denisova-Schmidt, Elena & Huber, Martin
Journal or Publication Title Eurasian Geography and Economics
Language English
Keywords Corruption, Informal Practices, Regionalism, Ukraine.
Subjects economics
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 9 May 2014
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication Abingdon
Volume 55
Number 1
Page Range 10-36
ISSN 1538-7216
ISSN-Digital 1938-2863
Publisher DOI 10.1080/15387216.2014.915757
Depositing User Prof. Ph.D Martin Huber
Date Deposited 03 Feb 2014 09:16
Last Modified 13 Apr 2020 08:18


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Denisova-Schmidt, Elena & Huber, Martin (2014) Regional Differences in Perceived Corruption among Ukrainian Firms. Eurasian Geography and Economics, 55 (1). 10-36. ISSN 1538-7216

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